October 1, 2022

Skyline Ride

Friday afternoon

My commute home took me along Wacker Drive that follows the Chicago River through the towering architecture of downtown Chicago. Setting sun light warms the upper floors of the Tribune Tower behind me.

September 30, 2022

Under the Tracks

Saint Asphalta

Lucky parking spot directly outside of the office in the West Loop. Friday traffic on the way home was slow and backed up. Otherwise a nice spin along LSD.

September 26, 2022

Lake horizon

Convergence

Rail crossing on a back road leading to Lake Michigan. Very pleasant riding conditions that I would hope to continue well into Fall.

September 25, 2022

Holy Handgrenades

Brother Maynard’s realm

Having a ‘Hungry Man’ breakfast in Antioch. Very light touches of autumn on the foliage. Occasional bright sunlight with scudding clouds. Good Fall ride.

September 5, 2022

Monday Monday

Mama

– Cass Elliot taking on a sixties vibe with a racing green ‘68 Norton Commando. She was the voice of a generation as the youth enjoyed free love and a soundtrack to match.

August 30, 2022

Jim & Mike

British Champions

It would have been James Hunt’s 75th birthday yesterday (29th). However he sadly died back in ‘93 aged 45. Along with the likes of Barry Sheene and, as here on this Honda 750, Mike Hailwood, he epitomized the British racer of the 70’s. Photo taken at Brands Hatch.

August 28, 2022

1.5-40-10

Chicago Triathlon motocrew

– another year volunteering as a member of the support team who carry race officials around the bike course. Looking for rule infractions such as drafting, earbud use, riding on the right ( the right is only for passing). A few CPD bikes were present on their shiny Harleys. It was a sharp start with a 5am meet for volunteer coordination.

August 16, 2022

Ink

Biker Tats

Passenger sitting in the same row had extensively inked skin. A motorcycle peeps through a dense forearm.

August 14, 2022

Khaki

Military Verdant

The Tiger looking sharp against a nice green car. The RAF roundel befitting the natural hue. Overcast and drizzly ride to Zion. Nice greasy combo breakfast at Emily’s. Fresh coffee, eggs over easy, and pancakes.

August 6, 2022

Shadows

Parked Up

Enjoying the commute. My company has parking in a nearby ramp which is very convenient to take the Tiger down LSD (aka Jean Baptiste Point du Sable Lake Shore Drive). I came home via the Adler Planetarium promontory, which offers a marvelous view back to the City.

July 31, 2022

Lunmad

John Plews 1953-2022

Anyone who worked on their 60’s and 70’s Triumph motorcycles surely used the clear wisdom of Lunmad. His Yorkshire accent narrating the home videos expertly edited sharing his knowledge of keeping these aged machines on the road in simpler fashion. Sadly he passed away last Thursday and is a loss to the vintage motorcycle community.

July 30, 2022

Gravel Roads

Crawford Road

A back lane in Lake County that is usually gated off. It threaded through corn fields, old oak savannah and a horse paddock. Two track and muddy puddles. The Tiger loved it.

July 29, 2022

Lakefront Layover

Montrose Harbor

I took a quick stop at the Lakefront on my way home. The City skyline touching the waters edge with water whipping around under a half cloudy sky.

July 28, 2022

Loyola Corner

Legend

Taking the curve on Sheridan Road as it passes the seminary college on the lakefront. This lad is enjoying the sunset turn-in on his nineties black Triumph.

July 27, 2022

River Road

LaSalle Crossing

Hipster dude with turned up skinny jeans on his bobbed Bonneville along Wacker Drive. Little bit of mullet peeping under the edge of the open face helmet. Good scene.